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Kotor, Montenegro

One of the oldest and most famous Montenegrin towns is Kotor. The coastal town is located in the most secluded part of the Gulf of Kotor, at the foot of mountain Lovcen. Kotor is a typical Mediterranean travel destination with old narrow streets, romantic bars and restaurants, small shops, antique monuments, churches and picturesque buildings. Famous poets and writers have used the beauty of the Bay of Kotor as inspiration for their works. Listed as a UNESCO World Natural and Historical Heritage Site, Kotor has become a famous yachting and sailing destination for skippers around the globe.

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Kotor, Montenegro

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Sporting Adventures

Kotor is an interesting place for mountain lovers. Towards the peak Sveti Iven (St. Ivan), above Kotor, there is a path dedicated to those who share a passion for hiking. For those who prefer to remain at sea level, explore the possibility of renting sailing equipment and discover your inner sailor. Next to the channel of the Bay of Boka Kotorska, the water is calm, presenting a great opportunity for diving. Inquire at the diving club 'Zubatac' (Dentex) for the possibility of hiring diving gear.

The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

The Old City of Kotor – Kotor Stari Grad – is one of the best preserved mediaeval towns in the Adriatic. The Old City is surrounded by an impressive city wall, known as the bulwarks, which was built by the Republic of Venice and still retains much Venetian architectural influence. Explore a great number of monuments of mediaeval architecture: churches, cathedrals, palaces and museums.

Get a Taste of Local Flavour

The cuisine in Kotor is mostly Mediterranean with menus crammed with delectable fish specialities and the cooks use a variety of additives to enhance taste and smell. A traditional Montenegro meal includes smoked ham, cheese, olives and famous red and white wines. For a taste of Kotor specialities, try the home-cooked thick fish soup and satisfy your sweet tooth with a frustula, a crunchy, dry sweet biscuit in a rhombus shape. You won't find many restaurants, open-air terraces or Kotor fiestas that do not offer these scrumptious delicacies.

Shopping for Bargains

The largest number of shops and boutiques are located within Old Kotor. You'll also find smaller shops where vendors offer footwear and clothes from renowned European and world designers. Across the Kotor Riva and harbour is the Kotor bazaar. Originally intended for the exchange of various goods and merchandise, the market is mostly used to sell fruit, vegetables and fish.

Local Currency

Montenegro accepts European currency, the Euro (EUR) as a means of payment in its territory. Foreign citizens can bring into Montenegro an unlimited amount of foreign currency, but it must be declared when entering the country. You are allowed to take out of Montenegro foreign currencies amounting to not more than 1,000 € unless you have declared more money at customs upon entering Montenegro. Every purchase in Montenegro is subject to a value-added tax of 17 %.

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